September 2018

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September 2018

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DIY, Local Harvest

Plant Sex Ed

What you should know before deciding to save your plant’s seeds for replanting Becoming more self reliant and resilient was one of the main reasons I began gardening almost 20 year …

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Elegy For an Open Space

A nature is about to give way to warehouses, a poet pays homage to the antelope, raptors and shorebirds whose habitat, the northwest quadrant of Salt Lake City, is scheduled for de …

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Expand, Live

Slightly Off Center: September 2018

Nostalgia at the shallow end Nostalgia is a public pool filled with warm memories at the shallow end, but in the deep end there be monsters disguised as beguiling Sirens. You may e …

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Environmental Politics, Politics, Social Justice

Environews: September 2018

Indigenous action In  July the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition received the gift of a bear totem pole from the Lummi Nation in the Pacific Northwest. The nine-foot-tall totem was …

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Energy, Technology, Transportation

I Don’t Brake for the Environment

Pretty pretty Nissan Leaf with Tenessee plates Talk about “song-in-you-head. As we approached the 2018 Nissan Leaf the salesman points out the manufacturer’s Tennessee plates. John …

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Culture, Gender Equality, Mindfulness, Relationships

The Burning Bride Project

Marriage, at least in romance-based societies such as ours, is an act of hope, a commitment for the future. A belief in love. With (and certainly without) the best efforts, hope ma …

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Culture, Style

From Fast Fashion to Conscious Consumption

The environmental cost of cheap clothing The scene is familiar. You go to your nearest fast fashion retailer to purchase some new clothes. You see racks and racks of identical shir …

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Who Needs Clean Air, Anyway?

Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency loosens protections affecting Utahns If you feel like the health of our environment is under siege these days, you’re not alone. Here’s a qu …

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Elegy For an Open Space

A nature is about to give way to warehouses, a poet pays homage to the antelope, raptors and shorebirds whose habitat, the northwest quadrant of Salt Lake City, is scheduled for de …

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DIY, Local Harvest

Plant Sex Ed

What you should know before deciding to save your plant’s seeds for replanting Becoming more self reliant and resilient was one of the main reasons I began gardening almost 20 year …

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Health

Clean Air Heroes

Meet nine Salt Lake Community College graduates who are making a difference Earlier this year, CATALYST presented A Clean Air Affair—an evening of experts speaking on the topic of …

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Enjoy, Entertainment

Plan-B’s Zombie Thoughts

Mother/son duo explore new ground in play for children When I was asked to write a play for Plan-B’s Free Elementary School Tour, I immediately turned to the closest elementary exp …

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Heal, Health, Move, Yoga

Stabilizing Your Joints

Protect your joints, build stability Instagram may currently dominate and define 21st-century yoga’s outward image, but social media didn’t invent yoga photography. As long ago as …

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Food & Health

Spice Kitchen Incubator

Refugees are encouraged to follow their dreams of starting their own food businesses with the help provided by Spice Kitchen Incubator. SPICE, an acronym for supporting the pursuit …

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Enjoy, Entertainment

Defying Gravity

Swami Beyondananda on how levity lifts us in unfunny times Note: Cosmic comic Swami Beyondananda, whose favorite yoga pose is tongue-in-cheek, is coming to Salt Lake City Tuesday, …

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Astrology

Face the long hall of shadows

Use your discernment to change your experience Osho Zen Tarot:  Possibilities, Integration, Traveling Medicine Cards: Horse, Mountain Lion Mayan Oracle: Etznab, Hologram, Adventure …

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The Urban Almanac: September 2018

“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first of September was crisp and golden as an apple.” — J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows September …

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Culture, Enjoy, Live

Das Energi, PLUR and rave culture explained from an inside perspective

A review of Utah’s biggest EDM festival and modern rave culture When you hear the word “rave,” what comes to mind? For many it’s the image of out of control crowds, incomprehensibl …

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Live, Think

Environews: Hasty management plans attack Utah’s downsized monuments

Public comments are needed on two draft management plans for the reduced boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. The rushed planning is part of a …

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Environmental Politics, Politics

A monumental mess: Indigenous action

Bear totem by Jewell James, Master carver, Lummi Nation In July the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition received the gift of a bear totem pole from the Lummi Nation in the Pacific No …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Senator Lee’s anti-monument bill

Utah Senator Mike Lee (R) has introduced a bill offensively named the PURE Act (it stands for of Protect Utah’s Rural Economy), a bill to prevent future protection of Utah’s federa …

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Environmental Politics, Politics

Environews: Zinke caught selling monument lands

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was caught trying to sell 1,600 acres of land cut from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to none other than state representative Mike Noel ( …

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Environmental Politics

I-80 Animal Bridge Under Construction

The Utah  Department of Transportation has begun construction of an animal crossing bridge over I-80 just west of Parleys Summit. The freeway slices across a migration route for de …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Wildfires create state of emergency

In July and August, Utah Governor Gary Herbert issued Executive Orders declaring a State of Emergency for wild land fires due to drought, hot temperatures and fires already burning …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Land transfers in Cottonwood Canyons?

Wasatch Mountain ski areas are trying a land grab through the Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Area Act. A version of the bill would exchange land privatized by …

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Environmental Politics

Environews: Nuclear Utah

Heal Utah reports on three new radioactive threats in Utah. 1)Yucca Mountain, Nevada could rise from the grave as a national nuclear waste repository sending trains and trucks full …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Utah #3 for toxic emissions

The Toxic Release Inventory issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks Utah #3 in the nation for total pound of toxic chemicals released into the environment (2 …

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